US 1153544 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
J. F. EDDY.
DMLY DATE SIGN.
APPLICATION HLED JULY 16. 1913.
1 1 53,544. Patented Sept. 14, 1915.
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Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Sept. 14, 1915.
Application filed July 16, 1913. Serial No. 779,254.
To all whom-it may concern:
Be it known that LJAMns FRANCIS EDDY, United States, residing at Lansdowne, in the county of Delaware and State of Pennsylvania, have invented certain Improvements in Daily-Date Signs, of which 'the following is a specification.
The invention relates more particularly to improvements in supportsfor dailydate signs such as shown and described in my copending application Serial No. 754,6?6, filed March 17, 1913, and has forits objects to provide for removable'pads a support which may be ailiXed to backs or mounts now in use; to enable the same to be ailiXed without mutilating or altering such mounts in any way; to provide a rigid and durable structure; to secure simplicity of construction and economy of manufacture, and to obtain other advantages and results as may be brought out in the following description.
Referring to the accompanying drawings, in which the numerals of reference indicate the same parts throughout the several views, Figure 1 is a perspective view of a daily date sign embodying my invention, with a corner of the pad broken away to show one of the cross-pins holding its leaves; Fig. 2 is a similar perspective view of the back with the pad removed; Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the pad from the rear; Fig. -ii is a sectional view on line AA of Fig. 2; Fig. 5 is a sectional view on line BB of Fig. 2, and Fig. 6 is a perspective view of another form of back or mount with my im- )roved sun Jort a a Jlied thereto ready to recelve a pad.
In sa1d drawings, and particularly Figs.
1 to 5 inclusive, the reference numeral l indicates a back comprising a supporting mount 2 of any suitable material to the front of which is secured a head-plate 3. Said supporting mount may be of any desired shape, here shown as rectangular, and adapted to be hung upon a nail or the like in longitudinally vertical position by means of a suitable hole 4 adjacent the middle of one of the shorter edges which may therefore. be considered the top edge. The head plate 3 is preferably attached to the supporting mount 2 in any. convenient manner, as by screws 5', 6, one of which is placed at each corner thereof. Said head-plate 3 preferably bears upon its face advertising matter '7 of a permanent character. It is inback 11 the daily tended that the supporting mount with its head-plate 3 be not only attractive in appearance-but permanent in construction and use, so that when once hung up on a wall there is no incentive or necessity to remove it, which is desirable both because of its advertising utility and its cost to duplicate. It is to be understood that backs of this kind are already in use, and it is the purpose of the present invention to afford means for fastening "thereto a removable pad 7 without any reconstruction of the said back other than the owner can readily effect without tools or any particular mechanical skill. To this end, I provide a hanger strip 8, prererably stamped out i of sheet metal and formed at its ends into feet 9. 9, which are slightly offset from the plane of the middle main portion 10 of the strip and perforated as at 11. These feet are adapted to seat against the front of the back 1 or head-plate 8 thereof with their perforations l1 registering with the screw holes at the lower corners thereof and be clamped firmly thereto by said screws. Said hanger strip thus eX- tends horizontally across the back, with its middle portion 10 providing a slot to receive the tongue 12 of the pad to detachably support the same, and with transversely disposed portions at the ends of said middle portion connecting the same to the feet 9, 9.
The pad intended to be used with my improved hanger strip is the one which I have shown in my prior application Serial No. 754,676 above referred to and which consists of leaves or sheets 13 mounted upon crosspins 14., 14: in a cap 15, said cap having at the rear of the pad the depending tongue 12 above referred to and which is adapted to enter the slot formed by the hanger strip 8, and having the opposite edges of the tongue portions of the lower edge of the flange from which said tongue depends adapted to seat upon the transverse portions of the hanger strip which connect its middle offset portion with the feet 9, 9. Further description of the-pad is thought to be unnecessary here, as reference may be had to the said prior application for"- a fuller description. By the said construction of hanger strip in which its middle main portion 10 is oflset outwardly from the feet 9, 9 and the date pad will be unaffected by and clear the heads of the screws 7 holding the hanger strip in place, Whereand retain the desired neat appearance at all times. Furthermore, the end portions of the lower edge of the flange from which the tongue of the pad depends seat upon the transverse portions of the hanger strip which connect its middle offset portion 10 with its feet 9, 9, and thus a very solid and substantial support is afforded.
Obviously, the hanger strip may be applied to a backingnot having a head plate, as illustrated in Fig. 6, wherein is shown a backing 16 comprisinga single integral piece with a hanger strip 17 applied thereto by screws 18, 18. In both this modified construction and the preferred one above described, it will be noted that the pad overlaps and covers the ends or feet 9, 9, of the hanger strip, so that the hanger strip is en- Copies of this patent may be obtained for tirely covered and hidden when the pad is in place. At the same time, a new pad is very readily and easily put in place, and when placed is held firmly and securely.
Having thus described the invention, what I claim is. r
In a daily date sign support, the combi thereto so as to provide transverse portions between said feet and offset portion,.where by the support is adapted to receive a pad havin a ca with a rear fian e rovidin C! b b adjacent its ends lower edge portions adapted to rest upon said transverse portions of said hanger strip and having intermediate,
said end edge portionsa tongue adapted to hook between the offset portion of the hanger strip and the back or mount.
J AMES FRANCIS EDDY. Witnesses: 5
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